President Egomaniac Objects to Marketed Selfie with David Ortiz

Posted by on Apr 03, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Geez, this is just pathetic.  If you don’t want your image marketed, Bammy, don’t shove your mug in front of every camera. What a pathetic weasel. Probably just wants a cut of the proceeds.

The White House on Thursday objected to Samsung’s viral marketing campaign featuring a selfie of President Obama with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.

“As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

Unless he’s getting paid.

Carney would not say whether the White House counsel had been in contact with Samsung over the photograph and subsequent social media coverage.

During a championship ceremony for the World Series champion Red Sox at the White House on Tuesday, Ortiz presented Obama with a jersey and then took out his phone to shoot a picture with the president.

“He wants to take a selfie!” Obama said. “It’s the Big Papi selfie.”

The image was then tweeted by Samsung’s official account, which bragged to Twitter users it had been taken with one of the company’s phones.

In a statement to the Boston Globe, Samsung said that it was “thrilled to see the special, historic moment David Ortiz captured with his Galaxy Note 3 during his White House visit.”

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